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Category: Sandwiches

Monte Cristo Sandwich

Monte Cristo Sandwich
Los Angeles Times

Dear SOS: The Tail O' the Cock, a restaurant that used to be on La Cienega Boulevard, made a wonderful Monte Cristo sandwich. It was out of this world! I would dearly love to get the recipe. Beverlee J. Biglow ... Read more

Total time: 1 hour, 5 minutes | Serves 6


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1 egg, beaten

Step 1Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the water to the beaten egg and add to the flour mixture. Mix well.


  • 6 slices turkey, about 1/3 pound
  • 12 slices white bread
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese, about 1/3 pound
  • 6 slices ham, about 1/3 pound
  • Batter
  • Oil, for deep frying
  • About 1/4 cup powdered sugar, for garnish

Step 1Place 1 slice of turkey on each of 6 slices of bread, then top the turkey with a slice of cheese and a slice of ham.

Step 2Top the sandwiches with the remaining slices of bread. Cut each sandwich into quarters, and use toothpicks to hold the quarters together.

Step 3Heat about 5 cups of oil in a deep skillet or a pan with tall sides to 350 degrees. Dip each sandwich quarter into the batter to coat, returning any excess batter, and fry in batches of 3 until golden brown, about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes a side.

Step 4Drain the sandwiches on paper towels, remove the toothpicks and sprinkle the sandwiches with powdered sugar. Repeat with the remaining quarters.

Each serving:
529 calories; 730 mg sodium; 92 mg cholesterol; 24 grams fat; 7 grams saturated fat; 50 grams carbohydrates; 27 grams protein; 1.43 grams fiber.
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